The Lotus Evija pure electric hypercar took center stage in California at The Quail: A Motorsport Gathering. Yellow with blue accents, the color scheme is inspired by the iconic Lotus Type 99T from 1987 – the car in which Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna was victorious at that year’s Detroit Grand Prix.
The 99T featured pioneering computer-controlled active suspension which allowed it to ride the bumpy and technically demanding downtown street circuit. The race win has become legendary in F1 circles, showing Lotus’ innovative approach and the car’s outstanding technical capability. It was also the last Lotus win for Senna.
The Evija has a packed schedule for its latest trip Stateside. On Saturday it supported the world premiere of the Radford 62-2 at the Lyon Air Museum, Santa Ana. The car – limited to just 62 examples – is based on the Lotus Type 62 and being manufactured using Lotus technology.
From Monday to Thursday, the Evija – the world’s most powerful production car at more than 2,000 PS – held a full diary of private meetings with American depositors and prospective customers. On Friday it took center stage at The Quail: A Motorsport Gathering at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel Valley.